New Jet 15, 18, and 20 Inch Steel Frame Bandsaws With Large Resaw and Rip Capacities

Jet is releasing new 15, 18, and 20 inch bandsaws with steel frames and with large resaw capacities. The steel frame design reduces flex compared to iron c-frame bandsaws and the large resaw capacities of 14″ for the 15 inch model, and 16″ resaw capacity for the 18 and 20 inch models are perfect for working with tall stock.

JET Steel Frame Bandsaw in Use

With a 14″ resaw capacity on the 15 inch models, there’s no need to ever have to add a riser block for added capacity later as you have the max 14″ now which is taller than most 14″ bandsaws even with riser blocks installed.

All these new bandsaws feature ball bearing upper and lower blade guides along with dual 4″ dust ports for added dust collection. Along with large oversized tables:

  • 15” bandsaw’s table is extra-large for its class at 21½” L x 16” W
  • 18” and 20” saws measures 27¼” L x 20” W

JET 15, 18 and 20 inch Steel Frame Bandsaws

All of the new bandsaws are equipped with extruded aluminum, dual-position fences that can be used flat for inlays and furring strips or upright for crown molding and other materials. The fences slide on a steel guard rail and are fully adjustable with a laser- etched scale and micro-adjust feature.

The 15″ and 18″ models come with two selection of motors with a 1-3/4 HP motor prewired for 115V (can be wired for 230) and a 3 HP motor wired for 230V, while the 20″ models come with two selection of motors with a 3 HP motor or a 5 HP both wired for 230V.

Pricing for the new JET 15” Steel Frame Bandsaws is (714600, $1,649.99 and 714650, $1,799.99), the JET 18” Steel Frame Bandsaws are (714700, $2,099.99 and 714750, $2,299.99) and the JET 20” Steel Frame Bandsaws are priced at (714800, $2,999.99 and 714850, $3,249.99).

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JET 20 inch Steel Frame Bandsaw 714800

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Check out the official press release from Jet below:

La Vergne, TN – The new family of JET ® 15”, 18” and 20” Steel Frame Bandsaws raises the bar by featuring the largest resaw capacities and table dimensions in their respective classes. These versatile bandsaws also include a micro-adjustable, dual- position fence, four-sided blade guard, dual 4” dust collection ports, paddle off-switch with safety key and rugged steel frame construction.

“Our new JET Steel Frame Bandsaw family blends premium features with solid construction and ease of use,” said Katie Davidson, JET’s Product Manager. “These bandsaws are a great choice for small to mid-sized woodworking shops, as well as serious enthusiasts.”

Added resaw and rip capabilities enable the new JET bandsaws to accurately and efficiently perform a wider range of woodcutting tasks. They’re ideal for cutting large pieces of wood to size, slicing veneers, sawing curves for cabinetry and furniture, creating intricate scrollwork and cutting book matched panels.

Resaw height of the new JET 15” bandsaws has been increased to 14”, which is 4” larger than previous models. The 18” and 20” bandsaws boast a full 16” resaw capacity, which is a 3¾” increase over their predecessors.

The 15” bandsaw’s table is extra-large for its class at 21½” L x 16” W, while the oversize table of the 18” and 20” saws measures 27¼” L x 20” W. These cast-iron tables are precisely ground for flatness and tilt 0-45 o right and 0-5 o left, providing support for a wide range of bevel cuts. A standard miter slot is provided. A 4½” handwheel and easy-to- read scale provide quick and accurate table angle adjustments. The 15” bandsaw’s table height is 35” from the floor and the tables of the 18 and 20” saws are set at 37”.

All of the new bandsaws are equipped with extruded aluminum, dual-position fences that can be used flat for inlays and furring strips or upright for crown molding and other materials. The fences slide on a steel guard rail and are fully adjustable with a laser- etched scale and micro-adjust feature.

 

The floor-standing bandsaws have rugged steel frames and wide bases that provide stability for smooth operation and work support, while minimizing vibration. Cast iron blade wheels are precisely machined and computer balanced to reduce vibration and ensure accurate blade tracking. They are equipped with polyurethane tires.

The saws are driven by single-phase motors ranging from 1¾ to 5 hp, prewired for 115 or 230V service. A paddle off-switch with safety key is provided on all models.

Precise blade tension adjustments are made by turning a handwheel and setting a tensioning scale, which can be viewed through an upper door window. A quick release has three settings: full tension, partial tension and full release. This is provided for making blade changes and relaxing the blade when not in use. The slotted table allows for convenient front blade removal.

Upper and lower, ball-bearing blade guides are independently adjustable and tool-free. The saws also are equipped with four-sided blade guards. Single-knob adjustment simplifies the blade tracking process, and a blade tracking window provides a clear view of the blade during tracking.

Dual 4”-diameter dust ports, located at the back of the bandsaw, connect to a dust collection system and require a minimum capacity of 400 CFM.

The JET 15, 18 and 20” Steel Frame Bandsaws are CSA certified. They are covered by a 5-year warranty, as well as JET’s RED Assurance TM , the industry’s most dependable service and support guarantee program.

Visit www.jettools.com for more information or to locate a dealer for the new JET 15” Steel Frame Bandsaws (714600, $1,649.99 and 714650, $1,799.99), JET 18” Steel Frame Bandsaws (714700, $2,099.99 and 714750, $2,299.99) and JET 20” Steel Frame Bandsaws (714800, $2,999.99 and 714850, $3,249.99).

About JPW Industries, Inc.

Headquartered in La Vergne, Tennessee, JPW Industries, Inc. ® manufactures and markets a wide range of machinery and equipment under the JET, Powermatic and Wilton brands. In addition to its La Vergne headquarters, the company has operations in Switzerland, Germany, Russia, France, Taiwan, and China. It sells through a vast network of distributor partners worldwide. Visit JET Tools at www.jettools.com, Powermatic at www.powermatic.com or Wilton at www.wiltontools.com.

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